Kirk Kerkorian - Fortune - Billionaire list

Kirk Kerkorian
Kirk Kerkorian (b. June 6, 1917) is a Nevada billionaire and president/CEO of the modern incarnation of MGM, which today is still a motion picture studio as well as a resort properties corporation. Kerkorian also owns Tracinda Corporation, his private holding company based in Beverly Hills, California. Kerkorian is known as one of the important figures in shaping the city of Las Vegas, Nevada and the "father of the megaresort".

$8.9 billion (combined with brother) as of 2005.